Security fears over UK 'snooper's charter'
Human rights watchdog Privacy International (PI) will today warn a House of Lords conference that government proposals to stockpile details of all phone calls and Internet access made by the entire population of the UK will create grave dangers for both privacy and security. A number of orders – called ‘Statutory Instruments’ – currently being considered by Parliament will create a legal basis for comprehensive surveillance of communications and establish a regime for warehousing acquired data – phone numbers and email addresses contacted, web sites visited, locations of mobile phones etc. – about every UK subject. Full Story